I love this TED style talk from Amanda Drury on congregations where teenagers have a voice. Some really great stuff in it; I was particularly challenged by the questions she posed about teaching teens to articulate their faith … but our tendency to do so only when they come back from something away. While we do have some opportunities for teens to share about what God is doing HERE, there isn’t enough!
The talk was part of the Summit, a fantastic event put together by the Youth Cartel. You can find all the videos/media from the event here; check ’em out! I’ve listened to the audio from all 19 talks and absolutely loved them. I’m thinking about buying the videos as a training resource for my youth leaders; at 10-15 minutes each, they’re the perfect length for watching together as a team and then discussing them.